Political and civil unrest

A police officer is taken away on a stretcher after falling ill while policing a demonstration in Paris, Saturday, March 23, 2019. Paris police say the officer suffered a heart incident during yellow vest protests and is in "very serious" condition. The Paris police headquarters said Saturday that the policeman was hospitalized and that the police chief is following the situation closely. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
March 23, 2019 - 3:09 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French yellow vest protests (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Paris police say an officer has suffered a heart problem during yellow vest protests and is in "very serious" condition. The Paris police headquarters said Saturday that the policeman was hospitalized and that the...
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Far-right demonstrators attend rally against corruption in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, March 23, 2019. The placard reads "While we fought, the Svinarchuk and Poroshenko robbed". (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
March 23, 2019 - 2:35 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — About 5,000 nationalist demonstrators have held a protest in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev calling for arrests in a defense industry corruption case. The Saturday protest was the latest in several weeks of demonstrations by supporters of the far-right focusing on corruption. A...
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In this March 12, 2019 file photo, former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, charged with homicide in the shooting death of Antwon Rose II, walks to the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa. On the fourth day of the trial in Pittsburgh, Friday March 22, 2019, Rosfeld was acquitted of all counts in the death of Rose. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 23, 2019 - 10:55 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The family of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by a white police officer is expressing anger and sadness over a jury's decision to acquit. Pittsburgh is bracing for protests a day after the verdict. Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld was charged with...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, March 22, 2019. Worn down by three years of indecision in London, EU leaders on Thursday were grudgingly leaning toward giving the U.K. more time to ease itself out of the bloc. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
March 23, 2019 - 7:51 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has told lawmakers she may not seek passage of her troubled Brexit withdrawal plan in Parliament next week. The embattled leader, who faces a major protest march in central London on Saturday, wrote to lawmakers Friday night saying she would bring...
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Demonstrators are silhouetted against a national Algerian flag as they stage a protest on the Republique Plaza to press for an end to the 20-year-rule of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in Paris, France, Sunday, March 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
March 23, 2019 - 7:01 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Hundreds of lawyers in Algeria marched in the country's capital, Algiers, to demand the departure of ailing 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika at the end of his term scheduled on April 28. Similar demonstrations were planned Saturday in the country's other big cities...
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Tourists watch workers as they set up steel protections on the famed restaurant Fouquet's in Paris, Friday, March 22, 2019. French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that soldiers will be deployed across the country to help maintain security during yellow vest protests planned this weekend. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
March 23, 2019 - 5:51 am
PARIS (AP) — The French government vowed to strengthen security as yellow vest protesters stage a 19th round of demonstrations, following last week's riots in Paris. Authorities banned protests from the capital's Champs-Elysees avenue and central areas of several cities including Bordeaux, Toulouse...
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In this March 12, 2019 file photo, former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, charged with homicide in the shooting death of Antwon Rose II, walks to the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa. A witness in the shooting of Rose by Rosfeld said Wednesday March 20, 2019 at his trial in Pittsburgh, that he saw the officer standing on the sidewalk, panicking, saying, "I don't know why I shot him. I don't know why I fired." (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 23, 2019 - 12:01 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld did everything by the book in his fatal encounter with an unarmed black teenager outside Pittsburgh last summer, a defense expert says. Testifying at Rosfeld's homicide trial, retired Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Clifford W. Jobe...
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Tourists watch workers as they set up steel protections on the famed restaurant Fouquet's in Paris, Friday, March 22, 2019. French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that soldiers will be deployed across the country to help maintain security during yellow vest protests planned this weekend. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
March 22, 2019 - 1:39 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has addressed concerns about soldiers being deployed during yellow vest protests this weekend, saying they won't be in charge of maintaining public order. Speaking Friday in Brussels, Macron said soldiers will protect sensitive sites. He says "those...
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This image taken from video provided by Mohammed Issam shows boats trying to rescue people in the Tigris River after a overloaded ferry sank on Thursday, March 21, 2019 near Mosul, Iraq. Col. Hussam Khalil, head of the Civil Defense in the northern Nineveh province, told The Associated Press the accident occurred as scores of people were out in a tourist area celebrating Nowruz, which marks the Kurdish new year and the arrival of spring. (Mohammed Issam via AP)
March 22, 2019 - 7:10 am
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi residents of the northern city of Mosul, angry over the sinking of a ferry in the Tigris River that killed 95 people, blocked a road where Iraq's presidential convoy was passing on Friday, chanting "no to corruption" and pelting the provincial governor's car with stones in...
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A protester flashes the victory sign as thousands of opposition supporters protest in Tirana, Albania on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Albanian opposition supporters clashed with police while trying to storm the parliament building Saturday in a protest against the government which they accuse of being corrupt and linked to organized crime.(AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
March 21, 2019 - 5:19 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A few thousand opposition protesters have gathered in front of Albania's parliament building calling for the government's resignation and an early election. Thursday's rally is part of the center-right Democratic Party-led opposition's protests over the last month accusing...
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